Maacher Jhol (New York Premiere)
Directed by Pratim D. Gupta
This film is a heartwarming tale of a world-renowned masterchef returning to his roots through a bowl of fish curry, the quintessential Bengali delicacy. Dev D, the Paris-based chef, comes to Kolkata after 13 years to visit his ailing mother. Even as he comes to terms with his past, Dev is faced with a cooking challenge that will change his life forever.
While working as a journalist with The Telegraph, Gupta’s script Vanish was selected for the prestigious Binger Script Lab at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2009.He got his first break with the romantic drama Paanch Adhya which is also the first Bengali film for Bollywood actress Dia Mirza. Written and directed by Gupta, the film was shot almost entirely in Calcutta in November and December 2011. In 2013, Gupta collaborated with 10 other filmmakers to be part of the collaborative project “X: Past is Present”. The film premiered in New York in 2014 and released in Indian theatres in November 2015. Gupta’s second feature film was, Saheb Bibi Golaam released in 2016. His latest creation was ‘Maacher Jhol’ starring Ritwick Chakrabarty, is based on the life of internationally acclaimed chef who comes back to his roots.